Identity Theft 911 (http://www.identitytheft911.com) Director of Business Development David Speciale will brief homebuilders and construction professionals on the financial toll of identity theft and best protection practices at the October General Meeting of the Homebuilders Association of Greater Akron (http://www.akronhba.com) today.
Identity theft has been the first item on the Federal Trade Commission's list of consumer complaints for the last 10 years. According to the 2010 Javelin Identity Fraud Survey Report, more than 11 million cases were reported in 2009. That's nearly four percent of U.S. population, with a new theft committed every three seconds.
"We're going to discuss the latest trends in identity fraud and how thieves are targeting the public and small business," Speciale said. "No one is 100 percent safe from identity theft, but we're going to provide tips and proactive steps that can be taken."
A former insurance industry executive, educated in the law, Speciale brings more than a decade of experience in breach security and information management to help businesses secure their data. Speciale has held senior management positions throughout the United States with Allstate Insurance Company and internationally with AIG as Vice President for South East Asia.
LifeStages(TM) Identity Management (http://www.identitytheft911.com/whatwedo/identitymanagement.htm) Services protect clients at every stage of life. Identity Theft 911's team of experts help customers reduce the risk of identity theft with proactive education. When identity theft happens, customers receive dedicated access to a fraud specialist for personalized, one-to-one assistance. The same fraud specialist works with the victim from the first call until the case is resolved.
Speciale will share the latest identity theft tactics with Akron homebuilders at their October General Meeting, sponsored by the Homebuilders Association Great Akron, the Professional Remodelers Council and Jeff Evans Insurance Agency, Inc.
About the Homebuilders Association of Greater Akron Serving Portage and Summit counties, the Homebuilders Association of Greater Akron (http://www.akronhba.com) was chartered in 1943 to represent residential builders, multi-family, light commercial and remodeling contractors and their consumers. The association lists more than 800 member firms that provide every aspect of home construction and remodeling. Members are committed to arbitration agreements and partnered with the Better Business Bureau of Akron.
About the Professional Remodelers Council TheProfessional Remodelers' Council (http://www.remodelwithconfidence.com) is a private organization of remodeling contractors from across the United States. The group exists for the purpose of "members helping members"-to provide better services, a better work environment and higher quality results for maximum client satisfaction. The council works on location with members, providing bi-annual reviews, analyzing every aspect of their business, and helping to set goals and maximize profits.
About Jeff Evans Insurance Agency, Inc.
Jeff Evans Insurance Agency, Inc., is a premiere insurance provider in Northeast, Ohio, offering a variety of insurance packages for consumers and businesses. Jeff Evans is the undisputed leader in Ohio car wash insurance with specialized plans for specialized needs. About Identity Theft 911
Identity Theft 911is the nation's premier identity theft and data breach management, resolution and education service. The company serves 13 million households across the country and provides fraud solutions for a range of organizations-including Fortune 500 companies, the country's largest insurance companies, corporate benefit providers, banks and credit unions and membership organizations. For more information, visit our website (http://www.identitytheft911.com) and our Knowledge Center. (http://www.identitytheft911.org)
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